Tag: lens hood

Vented Metal Lens Hood for Pancake Lenses

Finally I have found a simple but effective lens hood ideal for Pancake Lenses. I used it for my Panasonic Lumix 14mm F/2.5 Pancake Lens and Fujifilm XF 27mm F/2.8. This is the SIOTI Metal Vented Lens Hood. It comes with a lens cap and a cleaning cloth when you buy it.

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Lens Hood? Do We Need It?

Lens hoods were created primarily to block unwanted light in order to prevent glare and lens flare. But nowadays, lens hoods also serve as lens protector when attached in the shooting position. Most of us including me are sometimes hesitant to take along our lens hoods because it’s bulky and takes too much space in […]

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Lens Hood In a Lens Cap – A Really Clever Idea.

This is a really neat design. Just tell me when it’s available and I’ll get one in a heartbeat. The designer’s Rhie Hyi Joong and Lee Sang Hwa, created this lens cap that blooms into a lens hood simply by turning a ring.

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Street Photography Tip : Take Your Lens Cap Off

Black Rapid R Strap Lens Cap Holder, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Months ago I came across a new comer who asked me what’s the best street photography tip I can give him, and my answer is Take Your Lens Cap Off. ManufacturerSONYModel NameDSC-T20Exposure ProgramNormal ProgramExposure Time1/20ISO80Focal Length6.3mmMetering ModePatternLight SourceDay white fluorescent

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Lens Hoods : Third Party VS. Manufacturer Made Lens Hoods

I’ve encountered this question many times, Third party made lens hoods(including those sold on ebay) vs manufacturer made. In my strongest opinion it is ok to get a third party made lens hood, in fact they work as well as the original. All of my lens hoods are from third party chinese manufacturers and were […]

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Lens Hoods and The Benefits of Using One.

Lens Hoods are lens accessories that we put on the end of our camera lenses. The primary reason lens hoods were created was to block light from hitting the front element of our lens to prevent lens flare. Is it required to use a lens hood? Certainly not. It’s an optional accesory, but an important […]

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